Dec 29, 2012 7:00pm PST
that we're not going to have a formal presentation but i wanted to thank karen nikovoli and rosalee from breathe california for their great work in crafting this legislation and working with many event coordinators as well. miss labasee and miss shanban are here as well. let's open this up for public comment. i know we have a number of speaks from breathe california and other organizations as well. if you would like to speak, please come forward. is karen nikoboli in the audience? if anyone else would like to speak, please line up on the side of the room if you can. >> good afternoon, my name is ernestine weiss and first of all, eric, i want to congratulate you on this legislation. it is so needed i cannot tell you enough. it is incredible that we have to be exposed to smoke that leads to cancer. you walk along the sidewalk and people puff right into your face. it's awful. you really have to walk with a mask on it's so prefl leapt. i yell at all these young people with cigarettes in their hands, throw it away, it's poison. some thank me and some look at me askapbs like what do i kno
Dec 27, 2012 6:30am PST
karen i can just picture her, child support services so we want to thank karen. i don't know if she is here but i want to give you a shout out because you see the increase there and don't believe that domestic violence has increased that much in san francisco, but what has happened they are being so careful about working with single parents that are trying to receive support for their children but need to remain safe as well, so they're screening -- they have a special case load where domestic violence is involved. they have a special case worker who is a gentleman who i will tell you is not afraid to call a parent and not supporting their child to tell them just what the law is and what is expected of them, so we are seeing huge leadership from this agency and this is where you're seeing the 202 percent increase, but if you look you will see that the crisis lines, shelter services, general statistics, and cases received are still climbing in san francisco. we do not believe that is because there is more domestic violence. we believe it is because the community is starting to be awa
Dec 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
, my name is karen and i work with severely impaired children. i would like everybody here to please take out a piece of paper and a pencil. and please write this down. go to the website tonight when you get home or tomorrow of the united public workers for action. their website is www.upwa.org. the reason i'm here is because i went to that website today, and i saw an incredible narrative about mlk junior middle school. i saw two press rallies where people who were employees of the school district, members of uesf and because of the incident at mlk back in february where the principal sat on the student and as a result of that, as a result of that event, 17 people were fired or dismissed or reorganized from counselor into social worker. right? now i want to know how the board, how you mr. carranza can put out a memo and say there was a complete investigation, when you didn't even interview the people would were involved? maybe you would get up and respond to me. i would really like that as a matter of fact. and i also would like to know how tobey, the great security guaro
Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm PST
. >> that is your two minutes. >> yes, my name is karen and i work with severely impaired children. i would like everybody here to please take out a piece of paper and a pencil. and please write this down. go to the website tonight when you get home or tomorrow of the united public workers for action.